Chinese drum shaped powder Blue porcelain ink stone made during the first half of the 19th Century
The decoration is in under glaze white where the wax resist technique ahs been used. the wax has been used to draw the design so it will remain white when the powder blue is blown on.
The design shows boys at leisure in a fenced landscape with trees and foliage.
the top is slightly concave with a drainage gutter to the outside
the base has a double circle in under glaze blue
This item would have been made for the scholar